Christmas Salt Dough Decorations

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, how about making some of these Christmas Salt Dough Decorations. It is a fun yet simple enough activity for the kids to take part in, and the decorations make fab personalised gifts for your loved ones (whether they like it or not!)


Salt Dough Ingredients: 

  • 1 x Cup of Salt
  • 2 x Cups of Plain Flour
  • ¾ to 1 x Cup of Water

Christmas Salt Dough Decorations


  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Baking tray
  • Straw (or something else you can use to make a small hole for the ribbon to go through)
  • Cookie cutters
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon



  1. Preheat your oven to 150°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  2. Measure out your ingredients
  3. Add the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stirChristmas Salt Dough Decorations
  4. Add the water to the mixture a little bit at a time until you are happy you have a doughy consistency. If you add too much water, just add a little more flour to your mixture
  5. Knead your dough until it is smooth
  6. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on your surface and then roll out your dough
  7. Press your cookie cutters into your rolled out doughChristmas Salt Dough Decorations
  8. Make a hole in each shape using a straw so you can put ribbon through them
  9. Place the shapes on your lined baking trayChristmas Salt Dough Decorations
  10. Bake until the shapes are completely solid. The time it takes to bake is dependent on their size and thickness. Check regularly to make sure they aren’t burning, and turn over halfway through
  11. Once baked, allow the shapes to cool completely
  12. Then you can decorate each shape (I painted mine and sprinkled glitter all over them, while the paint was still wet)Christmas Salt Dough Decorations
  13. Leave your little creations to dry and then thread ribbon through them

Christmas Salt Dough Decorations

Christmas Salt Dough Decorations


There you go, handmade Christmas Salt Dough Decorations to hang on your tree or gift to your loved ones.



Check out these Christmas Paper Plates for another festively themed activity to try with the kids.

Thanks for reading,

Sam x


You can also find me blogging at Serenely Sam

  1. Sophie 16/12/2017 at 10:34

    Lovely post. I always use salt dough at school as the children love to make decorations at this time of year. #blogcrush

    1. stressymama 18/12/2017 at 13:29

      Thank you. I don’t ever remember using salt dough in school, I know I would have loved it though x

  2. The Squirmy Popple 18/12/2017 at 06:55

    These look great – simple enough even for a non-craft person like me! #familyfun

    1. stressymama 18/12/2017 at 13:32

      Thank you. They are really easy – they have to be for me haha x

  3. Baby Isabella 18/12/2017 at 12:15

    These Christmas Salt Dough Decorations look awesome! We’re going to try some this week 🙂 #familyfunlinky

    1. stressymama 18/12/2017 at 13:33

      Thank you. I might make some more before Christmas lol x

  4. Donna 18/12/2017 at 13:07

    So cool, we haven’t done any salt dough this year, bad mummy! #familyfun

    1. stressymama 18/12/2017 at 13:34

      Haha. I think I enjoy it more than Molly to be fair! X

  5. Mama Grace 18/12/2017 at 16:51

    These are so cool. #FamilyFunLinky

    1. stressymama 18/12/2017 at 17:09

      Thank you x

  6. Alice | Letters to my Daughter 20/12/2017 at 17:38

    I’ve got such fond memories of making things out of salt dough with my mum when I was a child. I’d love to have a go with my daughter. Thanks for inspiring me!

    And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the #BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂

  7. tammymum 21/12/2017 at 18:07

    Ah what a great idea!! I think I could actually make them and the kids would love doing it. I have been looking for something to do tomorrow and this looks ideal, thank you so much and thank you for joinin us at #familyfun

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